Trafford catering

Trafford’s Operational Services for Education (OSfE) provide Catering to the majority of schools within the Borough. We take great pride in delivering professional, efficient, friendly, value for money but high quality services, using experienced staff, to meet the needs of all our customers. 

Our aim is to ensure that children receive a balanced, filling and nutritious meal, which supports them in optimising their achievement and attainment levels.

Our service to schools is a partnership and is built upon solid foundations creating a strong working partnership. We support schools in providing:

  • A healthy eating ethos for all users of the service
  • A balanced nutritional meal to all our customers encompassing all dietary needs
  • Solutions to meet the challenges of enticing young people to partake of a lunch
  • Student involvement in selection of products
  • A quick and efficient service which supports the school's timetable

About us

Trafford Council's catering provision offers schools a resilient brand that carries a reputation built upon trust, offering financial security and the backing of the Council.


We currently provide on average 13,000 meals per day; well over two million meals per year making us the largest and first choice supplier in Trafford.


We ensure that we deliver our professional, friendly, customer focussed, quality service to each school we supply.

Nutrition/healthy eating

We are committed to working in partnership with schools to promote a healthy eating ethos for both students and staff.

Parents' FAQs

Some of our most recently asked questions.

Online payment

Online payment is available at many schools for your convenience. Check with your child's school for contact details

Free school meals

Free school meals are provided when parents/carers meet certain eligibility criteria.

School meals menus

View our range of healthy and nutritious meals.